Intrepid’s Danielle Watts has an extra spring in her step. The sun is shining and her breakfast of freshly baked croissants tastes delicious. The reason for all of this excitement… she is headed to one of the most famous, picturesque and revered wine regions not only in France, but throughout the world, Burgundy…
“Walking through the townships, looking at all the wonderful little shops, appreciating the old world charm and observing the locals is a fantastic way to spend the morning. However, the wine aficionado in me is eager to get in there and try some of the best wine in the world.
For centuries, people the world over have fermented grape concoctions, adding various herbs, spices and other curious ingredients, in hope of producing a life-changing elixir. In Croatia, Intrepid’s Shannon Moore sipped a medicinal brew that is considered much more than mere wine…
“Most people come to Korcula and spend their time lounging on the beaches or wandering around the cobblestones of the old city. When I was last on this magical Croatian island (rumoured to be the birthplace of Marco Polo), I found myself on the less-travelled interior of the island, dining with new friends on a farm and vineyard in the tiny town of Pupnat.
Pupnat was originally settled by the Iryllians, has only 300 inhabitants, and is situated at the highest point on the island. From our dinner table on a simple, unadorned terrace, we were treated to views of vineyards and fields of flowers as far as the eyes could see.